Storytelling Training for Adults
Videoconferencing is a whole other way of communicating, and Dr Eric Miller (personal webpage, www.storytellingandvideoconferencing.com ), Director of the World Storytelling Institute, happens to enjoy videoconferencing very much!
Dr Eric has been working with videoconferencing for over 20 years and is actually a historian of the medium. His PhD research project involved videoconferencing, and he has written about videoconferencing extensively (here).
Links to recordings of approximately 16 videoconferences Dr Eric has co-facilitated are here.
A 12-page section of Storytelling Magazine Dr Eric recently guest-edited on the topic of "Ways Storytellers are Using Audio- and Videoconferencing" is here.
Two newspaper articles relating to Dr Eric's storytelling training via videoconference are:
"Learn to Tell Tales with Online Classes", Deccan Chronicle, Chennai Chronicle section, page 21 (21 May 2015).
"Storytelling via Interactive Video?", Indian Express, City section, page 3 (19 May 2016).
Two ways this training can be done are in sets of three or six videoconferences.
Zoom is our recommended videoconference program these days.
The duration of these videoconferences is approx 75 minutes. They are often done once a week, on the same day at the same time.
Please enquire regarding fees.
If there might be additional workshop participants at additional sites, the payment from each participants is reduced. The limit for these types of videoconferences is six people. For larger groups, please call or e-mail.
The content for this training is the same as in physically-present storytelling workshops, as described here. Dr Eric's article, "Storytelling in the Age of videoconferencing" is here.
This training can be customised to emphasise storytelling in relation to Teaching, Business Communication, Tribal Cultures, Story-writing, etc.
In partnership with the East-West Center for Counselling, the WSI also offers training in "Storytelling Therapy" (a field also known as "Therapeutic Uses of Storytelling" and "Storytelling and Healing")
Course info is here.
Workshop info is here.
In addition to the videoconference meetings, this training also involves e-mails, online reading and writing assignments, and storytelling practice-activities.
In relation to all of the above, participants are also coached to give this training to others (in-person and via videoconference). In other words, Dr Eric specialises in training people to be stotytelling trainers.
Please send questions and comments to Dr Eric at the contact info given here.